G.D. Hess assesses the two major studies on climatic impact of a regional war between India and Pakistan and the different assumptions that lead to the two different conclusions.
Ramesh Thakur explores the merits of adapting the Open Skies Treaty and the Incidents at Sea Agreement from the North Atlantic to the Asia–Pacific and of universalizing an NFU policy.
The Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) is the new big word in Pakistan's nuclear policies. Opaqueness in the PNRA, however, limits public input--which impedes safety standards.
Brinksmanship strategies that appear to be working raise the salience of nuclear weapons and increase their attraction for proliferation. None of this is good for international stability and security.
Fifteen years since the nuclear tests of 1998, changed sentiments about the atomic bomb have taken hold among the policymakers and the public in Pakistan.